Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Longing for summer and our great beaches.

We live in Southern Ontario, Canada and love the outdoors. The great sunshine we have enjoyed this past week has contributed to my longing for summer (even though it is still cool here). I grew up camping and visiting cottages (or camps as many vacation homes are called in Northern Ontario) all around our great province. Our country has hundreds of national and provincial parks, as well as many great vacation destinations.

We wanted our children to have these experiences and began to camp when the kids were small. Some of the great beaches of Ontario are where I get inspiration for decorating our home. Yes, we do have cold and snowy winters, but I think that is one of the reasons I so look forward to and appreciate summer. Today, I would like to share three of our great Ontario beach destinations with you.

One of our favourite spots for a day trip with the cousins, aunt and uncle, some lawnchairs and a cooler is Wasaga Beach on beautiful Nottawasaga Bay, part of Georgian Bay. Wasaga Beach is the longest fresh water beach in the world. White sandy beaches stretching for 14 km (8.7 miles). We are very fortunate to take a less busy weekday and make a day of it at Wasaga.



Last year we discovered The Pinery Provincial Park at Grand Bend on beautiful Lake Huron. A great spot for camping!


Famous for it's beach and activity, further north on Lake Huron is Sauble Beach. Sauble is a busy, hopping place each summer.



One of the things I enjoy about other blogs, besides decorating of course, is sharing in the beauty of your local areas and travels. I hope you enjoyed seeing a few of our favourites. Thanks for stopping by.

7 comments:

  1. wow, nice pics.
    didnt know we had beautiful beaches here in ont,gonna have to check this out in the summer when it gets here,if ever.its been raining here for the last two days,cold and cloudy..
    thanks for posting this, is great!..
    silvia.

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  2. Hello from Wasaga Beach. Spring is definitely in the air.
    Plenty of events here at the Beach through out the summer as well as just enjoying the 14km of sand.

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  3. I have never been , looks like I will have to go to Wasaga for sure , thanks for the IPOD tip that should help , we are flying out of Toronto , the though of driving 2 hours to save 30 a ticket didn't compute with me , we got a really great deal . We have done Disney the Deluxe way too twice , can't do that this time , that is OK though just being away will be great ,so meds and an IPOD I can do this .

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  4. Beautiful!
    What a nice blog! We like to camp, too!

    Thanks for stopping by earlier...good luck.

    ~Kim

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  5. very beautiful beach...specially like the camping beach!

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  6. Wow beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing. I can almost smell the salt in the air.

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  7. Gorgeous photos, I've been to Wasaga beach and tomorrow we are going to Sauble Beach. I was looking for info and I came across your lovely blog. I am your new follower on gfc and facebook. You are welcome to come and visit mine if you wish and if you enjoy join us too. :)
    Take care
    claudiapersi.blogspot.ca

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